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Coastal Design Tips

Coastal interior design tips are essential when staging a home. Whether you are selling your coastal home or your vacation home, you will need to market it for vacationing buyers.

Coastal living

1. Make the buyers remember how the home made them feel. Create a coastal oasis that reminds them of their favorite summer beach vacation.

Coastal living room with ocean art

2. Remove Clutter. This helps the buyer imagine their own belongings in the home. A room can look good with just one painting or a framed picture. A coastal ocean painting or driftwood seahorse brighten up a room without personalizing it.

Coastal Bedroom

3. Create Relaxing Bedrooms. Vacationers buying  coastal vacation homes want to feel like can relax and decompress from work and daily life. They want to be able to relax in their homes and forget about their cares and worries. One way to make a home look comfy is by updating the bedrooms with comfy coastal bedding, slipcovered furnishings and ocean hued accents.

Ocean hues

4. Ocean Hue Paint Colors. Create a beachy vibe with light aquas and sandy neutrals that remind buyers of the seaside.

Create that coastal vacation home feel with 4 easy tips. Design tips to help sell your home by the seashore.

Coastal Outdoor Backyard Movie Night

Movie Buff

When the summer sun gets too intense, invite friends to join you for an after-dark movie night. Hook up a projector to your laptop computer, then display a favorite summer flick on a screen or empty wall. Grab some indoor outdoor coastal rugs and all the coastal throws, blankets and floor pillows to create a comfy outdoor movie experience.Movie buffs of all ages will love a laid-back evening under the stars. 

Coastal summer drinks to cool off with

Summer Chill

Make fruity ice cubes for a summer treat that's tasty and refreshing. Simply fill an ice cube tray with water, then drop in raspberries and slices of lemon, lime and orange. Once frozen, the infused cubes are perfect for adding flavor and cooling down a glass of water or fresh-squeezed lemonade. Photo by Camille Styles.

Keep Cool and Refreshed By Filling Tubs With Drinks

Keep Your Cool

When it comes to summertime parties, running low on cold beverages is simply not an option. But this doesn't mean the host should play bartender all day! Keep the fun flowing and guests hydrated by filling coastal containers and bins with ice and assorted bottled drinks, and let everyone help themselves. Check periodically to replenish as needed. 

Coastal Outdoor Dining

Inside Out

During those first warm days of summer, invite a group of friends over for a special coastal outdoor meal to celebrate the season. Instead of using patio furniture, why not move the dining table right outside onto the porch for alfresco coastal dining.

Vintage Nautical Lanterns

All Aglow

Try using tons of candle filled lanterns is a classic coastal way to instantly transform the backyard into a cocktail party-ready space. Light up the night with rows of flickering candle lanterns that line the edge of a swimming pool or sidewalk, or by hanging clusters of vintage nautical lanterns by rope adding a sophisticated and coastal feel. 

Summer is all about  coastal living, soaking up the sun outdoors while creating memories with family and friends. Beat the heat with a these easy entertaining ideas that will keep the party going, no sweat!


1. Backayrd Coastal Movie Night

2. Fruit Ice Cubes

3. Refreshments in Coastal Tubs

4.  Outdoor Coastal Dining

5. Vintage Nautical Lanterns

Coastal Outdoor Tables

1. Table space is key to a great low country boil for the entire family to enjoy. Best way to design your boil right is by placing at least 2 long coastal tables together. This gives you plenty of room to pour the boil out on the tables.

2. SeatingBenches work great for lots of easy coastal seating. Guests can slide on in next to each other for a comfy cozy party atmosphere.

Low Country Boil Party

3. Newspaper. Cover your tables in layers of newspaper to soak up and hold your boil dinner. Brown packing paper works just as well.

Hanging Outdoor Nautical Lights

4. Light your space with hanging lanterns or string lights over the dining space to set the ambiance and keep the party going when the sun goes down.

Coastal Fire Elements

5. Fire. Add some fire to your party with a fire table or fire pit for guaranteed gathering into the night. There is something mesmerizing about sitting around a fire at night, add in the sounds of the ocean and you are all set.

Design tips for setting up the coolest coastal outdoor space for your low country boil. Let's have a party with great coastal style, get your design tips here.


Low Country Boil

Long Coastal Table Set Up

Coastal Tables With Benches

String Lights Over Outdoor Coastal Dining Area

Hanging Nautical Lanterns

Coastal Fire Pit

 Laguna Fire Bowl

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